Amazing Deal Alert: Toronto to China in Business Class From $1,710 Round-Trip

Mar 10, 2017

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United is offering discounted business-class fares from Toronto (YYZ) to China from just $1,710 round-trip. You can fly to either Beijing (PEK) or Shanghai (PVG) with availability from March through May 2017.

You’ll get to fly on a variety of United’s long-haul aircraft in business class, meaning you’ll get the Polaris soft-product featuring new food, service and amenities, but not the airline’s new hard product. Although these flights are out of YYZ, many in the Northeast and Midwest can easily get to the airport for just a little extra. Business-class flights to China usually go for double this price, so hop on this deal before it’s gone. And if you’re trying to earn status on United, this could be a great way to get closer to your goal, as you’ll earn a healthy amount of PQMs for this flight.

Airlines: Air Canada/United
Cost: $1,710+ round-trip in business
Dates: March – May 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Toronto (YYZ) to Shanghai (PVG) for US$1,710 round-trip:

Toronto (YYZ) to Shanghai (PVG) for US$1,723 round-trip:

Toronto (YYZ) to Shanghai (PVG) for US$1,723 round-trip:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured image of Shanghai courtesy of Getty Images.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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